Fair warning to anyone wondering what Republican Nominee, Donald Trump, will do if he loses to Hillary Clinton. Well, for starters he won’t be congratulating her.
During his campaign tour, Trump told the media that if he loses the presidency that Americans probably won’t hear much from him again. Trump feels that if you lose, you shouldn’t need to congratulate your opponent.
“They fight like hell for six months, and they’re saying horrible things, the worst things you can imagine,” Trump said. “And then one of them loses, one of them wins. And the one who loses says, ‘I just want to congratulate my opponent. He is a brilliant man, he’ll be a great governor or president or whatever.'”
It is understandable you might be upset if you lost the presidency to a lesser opponent, but it’s all about being a good sport as well. It will be interesting to see if Mr. Trump follows through with his words. He has never been one to change his mind.
He added: “I’m not sure you’re ever going to see me there. I don’t think I’m going to lose, but if I do, I don’t think you’re ever going to see me again, folks. I think I’ll go to Turnberry and play golf or something.”
Trump also claimed that winners are too modest, “Half the times [the winners] put them in the administration — that’s how they get rid of them.”
Now, this didn’t stop Trump from accepting the endorsements of fellow republican candidates who dropped out of the race. Trump has continued to tout his support from Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
During a news conference that took place in February Trump announced Christie’s endorsement. Trump has long admired Christie’s tenure as a governor and during the Republican presidential debates.
“Generally speaking, I’m not big on endorsements,” Trump said, adding, “This was an endorsement that really meant a lot.”